Location: 3306 Kingston Rd.
Client group: All-gender
Number of beds: up to 93
Opened: April 15, 2019
Service operator: City of Toronto
On December 9, 2015, City Council approved a staff report that recommended a new 100-bed shelter at 3306 Kingston Rd. for senior men experiencing homelessness. Formerly a hotel, Scarborough Village Residence was renovated and transformed into the new home for Birchmount Residence, which needed to move from 1673 Kingston Rd.due to decaying physical infrastructure.
Scarborough Village Residence is a transitional all-gender shelter that provides health and housing case management services to individuals who are experiencing homelessness. The team consists of dedicated Counsellors, Client Service Workers, Nursing, Property Services, Dietary, Administration, and Management staff, who work hard to ensure all residents are treated with courtesy and respect, have a safe place to stay, and receive the support and services they require. Staff work from a Housing First approach and in partnership with residents to secure appropriate longer term housing solutions.
Scarborough Village Residence, which is comprised of approximately 30,000 square feet, is pet-friendly, has 49 bedrooms, a communal dining area, shared programming and recreational spaces, and can accommodate 93 residents. The majority of the rooms have two beds, two lockers and a washroom. There are five accessible rooms which can accommodate an individual who might need an accessible washroom. Scarborough Village Residence also has an outdoor gazebo space and a dog walk.
The program is fully AODA compliant and will provide an additional 40 beds to assist with the Seaton House Transition Plan.